Senator Al Franken graduated from Harvard College. Before running for office, Al spent 37 years as a comedy writer, author and radio talk show host, and has taken part in seven USO tours, visiting our troops overseas in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait. Al was first elected to the United States Senate in 2008 and re-elected (by a much larger margin) in 2014. He and his wife, Franni, have been married for 40 years, many of them happy. They have two children and two grandchildren, with a third on the way.